Personal Profile: l settled in Tasmania with my partner ten years ago after retiring from the South Australian Parliamentary Library. Caring for a superannuated Shetland pony, free-ranging poultry, helping to maintain an acre of garden, and the rest of a 32 acre farmlet at Strathblane, still left some time for creative crafts.
So eight years ago “Quirky Designs “ was born, initially for a range of shoulder bags, cushion covers, greeting cards, but gradually developing into an expanding range of products, perhaps with a touch of the eccentric. First sales outlets included the Southern Gallery at Geeveston, Do Dilly Dally at Franklin, The Starving Artists Gallery at Grove, the Franklin market, then Store & Co. and currently Ruby’s Room in Hobart. But at the Cygnet Market I think I’ve found my true home.
There is a uniqueness to the Cygnet Market, not only for its diverse range of quality craft and food offerings, for its talented musicians, for its friendly and supportive community of stall-holders, but also for the range of visitors, both tourist and local that keep market days buzzing.
Artworks/Craftworks: Tea Cosies, Knitted Beanies, Eye Glass Cases, Decorative Buntings, Greeting Cards, Brooches, Hessian and other material Shoulder Bags, Cushion Covers.
Products/Produce: Cakes, Biscuits, Jams, Preserves.
Pre-loved (clothes, books, bric-a-brac): Dresses, Hats, Accessories, Children’s and Adult Books, various items of Bric-a-Brac.